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Philosophy

General areas of the collection (as represented using the Library of Congress classification system):

B - General and Historical Philosophy
BC - Logic
BD - Speculative Philosophy
BH - Aesthetics
BJ - Ethics

Sample catalog Philosophy Subject Headings. For related narrow terms, see Note/Ref:

 

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Psychology

BF - General Psychology, Cognition, Creativity, History of Psychology, Memory, Personality

HM - Social Psychology

RC 400 - Psychiatry

 

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Finding books by and about Authors in the Library Catalog.

To find a book by an author, do an Author Browse search in the SJC Library Catalog (you'll have to scroll down in the "Find Results in:" box), looking for last name first (i.e. Tapahonso, Luci for Luci Tapahonso).

Demonstration 

For books about and author choose a Subject Browse search, again entering the last name first!

 Demonstration

Art

The SJC Library catalog is the first step in locating an item for your research.

If you do not have a specific topic for your research, simply typing a keyword is a start.

 

 

Nursing and Other Allied Health Professions

The following presentation demonstrates how to use the library catalog.

Or you can visit our online tutorial.

Renewable Energy

Specific materials can be found in the library catalog by using these terms:

General subject terms:

  • Renewable energy sources
  • Power sources
  • Energy conservation

    Keywords:
    Alternative energy

Specific subject terms:

  • Water-power
  • Solar power
  • Wind power
  • Geothermal resources
  • Dwellings – Energy conservation
  • Photovoltaic power systems

Biography

Individual biographies can be found by typing the person's name last name first into the search box and then clicking on the Subject search button.  For example, to find biographical information about author, Martin Luther King, you would type King, Martin Luther and then click the Subject search button.  (If you click the Author search button you will get a list of books which he has written, not books about him.)

The SJC Library does not have individual biographies about every famous person in the world; however, there are collective biographical resources which cover a wide range of well-known people.  If you were to type your person's name into the online catalog, it would not lead you to these sources.  Here is a list which might be helpful in locating these resources.

Mathematics

Look for mathematics related resources under the QA classification.

QA     Mathematics

QA1-43 General

QA71-90 Instruments and machines

QA101-(145) Elementary Mathematics. Arithmetic

QA150-272.5 Algebra

QA273-280 Probabilities. Mathematical statistics

QA299.6-433 Analysis

QA440-699 Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology

QA801-939 Analytic mechanics

 

Navajo Studies

Searching the SJC Catalog

Subject headings are assigned to each book according the standardized Library of Congress Subject Headings. These subheadings can be general (such as Navajo Indians) or subdivided by more specific aspects of a topic (such as Navajo Indians -- Economic conditions).  Please note that many Navajo people refer to themselves as Dine or Dineh. This term is not used by the Library of Congress, but might appear in book titles. For a comprehensive search, you might need to search for a LCSH subject heading and the term "Diné" or "Dineh" in the title or keyword field. 

Using subject headings is a good way to narrow down a search because it searches only words in the subject field. A keyword search searches the entire catalog record, including title, author, and notes. 

For more information on how to search the library catalog, click here.

A select list of subject headings can be found below:

  • Law, Navajo. 
  • Navajo Indian Reservation.
  • Navajo Indians. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Agriculture. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Antiquities. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Biography. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Culture. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Economic conditions. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Education. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Fiction. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Folklore. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Government relations. 
  • Navajo Indians -- History. Navajo Indians -- Industries. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Politics and government. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Religion and mythology. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Rites and ceremonies. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs. 
  • Navajo Indians -- Tribal government. 
  • Navajo philosophy. 

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Business Information

The following is a list of some of the Subject Headings that can be helpful in a Subject Search of the library catalog.
 

  • Business enterprises
  • Business forecasting--United States.
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Commercial statistics--Periodicals.
  • Corporations
  • Corporations--Directories.
  • Directors of corporations
  • Economic forecasting--United States.
  • Entrepreneurship--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Home-based businesses--Management.
  • International business enterprises--Directories.
  • Investments
  • New business enterprises--Management.
  • Securities
  • Small business--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Small business--Information services.
  • Small business--Management.
  • Stocks
  • Success in business.
  • United States--Economic conditions--1981---Periodicals.
  • United States--Commerce--Periodicals.
Business Information

For New Mexico business information as well as State Documents related to business, you can conduct a Subject Search in the library catalog.  Type New Mexico Business and click on Subject Keyword.

Searching for books about music in the San Juan College Library will begin with locating materials in the catalog.

Music

Searching the San Juan College Library catalog is simple to do with a few tips to take into account. Here is how the search window looks.

Finding books by and about Authors in the Library Catalog.

To find a book by an author, do an Author Browse search in the SJC Library Catalog (you'll have to scroll down in the "Find Results in:" box), looking for last name first (i.e. Tapahonso, Luci for Luci Tapahonso).

Demonstration 

For books about and author choose a Subject Browse search, again entering the last name first!

 Demonstration

Literary Criticism

Finding books by and about Authors in the Library Catalog.

To find a book by an author, do an Author Browse search in the SJC Library Catalog (you'll have to scroll down in the "Find Results in:" box), looking for last name first (i.e. Tapahonso, Luci for Luci Tapahonso).

Demonstration 

For books about and author choose a Subject Browse search, again entering the last name first!

 Demonstration

Geology

Specific resources can be found in the library catalog by using these terms:


Geology

Geognosy

Geoscience

Earth Science

Natural History

Mineralogy

Petrology

Dynamic and Structural Geology

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Stratigraphy

 

History

Look for history related resources under the C,D,E, or F classifications.

C- Auxiliary Sciences of History

   CB- History of Civilization

   CC- Archaeology

   CD- Diplomatics. Archives. Seals

   CE- Technical Chronology. Calendar

   CJ- Numismatics

   CN- Inscriptions. Epigraphy

   CR- Heraldry

   CS- Genealogy

   CT- Biography

 

D- World History                   E and F- History of the Americas

   DA- Great Britain                  E11-143 America

   DAW- Central Europe            E151-904 United States

   DB- Austria                          F1-975 United States Local History

   DC- France                           F1001-1145.2 British America                 

   DD- Germany                       F1170 French America

   DE- Greco-Roman World       F1201-3799 Latin America

   DF- Greece

   DG- Italy

   DH- Low Countries

   DJ- Netherlands

   DJK- Eastern Europe

   DK- Russia. Soviet Union

   DL- Northern Europe. Scandanavia

   DP- Spain. Portugal

   DQ- Switzerland

   DR- Balkan Peninsula

   DS- Asia

   DT- Africa

   DU- Oceania

   DX- Romanies

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